Colonel Porter's death at the Battle of Cold Harbor was tragic, but the reactions of some of the survivors of his regiment was equally inspiring.
The West Side "parkways" created as part of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's city-wide system of parks, paid homage to the recent Civil War.
One simple but effective monument...is the memorial boulder set up at the Front, adjoining the grounds of Fort Porter, in memory of the 100th Regiment, New York Volunteers, Buffalo's 'Board of Trade Regiment' during the Civil War.
The stolen Ely S. Parker medals have been recovered but recent events beg the question: What will be done to stop future transgressions?
Josiah Henson's determination and eloquence fueled the Underground Railroad, and the real story behind the classic Uncle Tom's Cabin.
From a privileged Delaware Avenue upbringing to the bloody Civil War battlefield, here is the brief, noble life of Henry Fish.
Abraham Lincoln only briefly passed through this area – once while campaigning and one in his funeral train – but a pair of his political allies, Clark Ezra Carr and Erastus D. Webster, called Western New York their home.
Ely Parker, a Tonawanda Seneca, used his linguistic skills to rise to prominence in the federal government. The controversial figure's life is examined by a fellow Native American.